Open Subtitles

Upgrade: PHP5 and other stuff

Today we’ve upgraded PHP4 to PHP5. It is caused by bad communication with web server 2 and db server, so we redirect traffic from web2 to other servers.

Packet lost solved

240 packets transmitted, 240 packets received, 0.0% packet loss Yes, it seems so, we solved this problem, big thanks to DanGer. No more 500 errors.

500 Internal Server Error

Solution is pretty simple, every 2 minutes is running script, which check if 500, and if yes, it restarts server.

Movie FPS, sub format, upgrade

On internet exists some funky Polish subtitle formats like TMPlayer (tmp) and MPL2 (mpl), so I’ve added them – now our Polish friends should be possible upload subs in these formats too.

Page should load faster

After some talk with lighttpd guru at irc, we together optimized its configuration. I also removed some ugly SQL querries, some of them are cached in memcache, thumbnails should be loaded faster, sphinx is doing its job…

Improvements for hearing impaired

Now, when searching, you can select, if you want subtitles for Hearing Impaired in advanced settings. Search results and subtitle details are marked with small icon.

New fulltext search

I decided to bring online new fulltext search engine – sphinx. After some days of work, debugging and so on, we can say – it works. I hope now website will be a little faster.

More statistics available

Last time, chatting with Majky, he asked, if he should see some stats about using his Oscar – I said no problem. So I created some more stats.

How to watch movies with subtitles?

Everything you have to do is rename subtitle file according movie file. So if you have “movie.avi” your subtitles must be located in same directory and renamed to “”. Now open movie in your favourite video player and enjoy!

Users favourite subtitles available

Time to time I check trac for new tickets, and I found interesting one (actually, it was send by user and I put it in trac), where was suggestion about creating favourite subtitles for user. This means, you can mark any subtitles and add it to you favourites.

Improved subtitles reporting system

We needed better subtitles reporting system, so user should change info like release name, uploader comment or even uploader. I coded it and this is all now possible with new reporting system, so you can try that. testing

Don’t be scared, when you will see in URL – we are testing something, don’t update bookmarks, is still correct URL.

New servers are ONLINE

We are proud to inform you that we have upgraded all 4 servers to a new hardware, which means site should work better and faster. If you encounter any problems, just let us know.